New in Chemnitz

International Office (IUZ) – Your contact while studying abroad at Chemnitz University of Technology

The first thing you did having arrived in Chemnitz was probably to go to the Welcome Centre at the International Office and get the information you needed. The IUZ is the first port of call for international students and Doctoral candidates who come to TU Chemnitz, as well as for German students considering going abroad. Are you looking for help getting used to local customs and organizing your studies and day-to-day activities during your first few weeks of term? The IUZ Buddy Programme is the perfect choice for anyone looking to find their feet culturally, socially and linguistically at the university or in Chemnitz in general. Under the Buddy Programme, German students help international students get used to life in Chemnitz. The program is also a great way to meet and get to know both German and international students.

The Buddy Programme and Club der Kulturen also put on a variety of events throughout the term, from movie nights, readings and concerts through to discussion evenings, lectures and, of course, several parties with a traditional flavour. Be there or be square!

Website of the International Office

Sign in for the Student Buddy Programme 

Sign in for the Indian Students in Germany Forum

Follow Indian Cultural Centre Chemnitz on Facebook

Your first steps at TU Chemnitz

Welcome to Chemnitz! So you’ve made it this far; now you’re probably wondering what you all need to do. The International Office of TU Chemnitz provides you with a list of all steps necessary towards your enrollment.

Below are the most important steps after arrival in Chemnitz. We recommend that you follow this sequence, as individual steps build on each other.


Step 1 Accommodation – lease Students who have applied for a dormitory at Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau and have received a commitment should contact the responsible staff of the Department of Housing and Technology.
Step 2 Buddy program After arrival in Chemnitz, every new international student can register with the IUZ sponsoring program (Bahnhofstraße 8, Room G206a). Here, all students receive important information on enrollment as well as useful information on the further course of studies. The opening hours of the travel agency can be taken from the sponsored program contact page.
Step 3 Reporting authority – place of residence The Detention Center is responsible for the police registration in Chemnitz. For it will pass and rental agreement required. The deadline is 14 days after arrival in Chemnitz. Every change of domicile must be communicated to the local resident office within one week. Before leaving the home country, all foreign students must register with this authority.
Step 4 Immigration Office – Residence Permit All foreign students from non-EU countries need a residence permit during their stay in Germany. This must be applied for or extended directly after the entry to the foreigners’ office.
Step 5 Credit institutions account In order to be able to transfer the rent and the semester contribution, you need a giro account with a German credit institution. The following is a selection of possible banks.
Step 6 Semester fee All students must pay the semester fee of € 245.20 (as of summer semester 2016) before the start of the semester, including the following: Student Union, Student Union (including semester ticket and student council), Security deposit for TUC card Multifunctional University card → student ID, student card, library card, copy card, semester ticket).
Step 7 Health insurance All foreign students must prove that they have sufficient health insurance cover during enrollment at TU Chemnitz. There is legal and private health insurance . A confirmation of health insurance from the home country must be submitted in German or English.
Step 8 Course fees for language students All students who have received an admission to the language course for the course have to transfer the language course fee of € 1,500 to the specified account by means of transfer funds.
Step 9 Enrollment in the student secretariat After the semester contribution (6th step) and the language course fee (8th step) has been paid to the bank (5th step), the next path leads to the student secretariat . It is responsible for admission to the TUC.

Steps 1-9 must be completed by all newly admitted students in order to be able to study properly at the TU Chemnitz.


You may also navigate through all these steps by using the study-in-chemnitz app.

Orientation offers at the University

As a newcomer, it’s vital that you get to know your new surroundings as quickly as possible. We put on a wide variety of different orientation events, which all new students are welcome to attend. Clubs and faculties from across TU Chemnitz come together to organize an orientation week (or orientation phase) at the beginning of every term to help you find your feet in a new city and to give you the help you need to settle into your studies.

The University hosts the following events:

  • for all first-year students: general orientation phase by TU Chemnitz
  • for all international students: Orientation week organized by the IUZ
  • for all students: please consult your faculty or course website to discover what orientation events are on offer!

Orientation Week of the International Office


English speaking doctors in Chemnitz